Learning Disability / Mental Health Nurse - Intensive Support Team

Solent NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year
Closing date
18 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Intensive Support Team are looking to welcome a Registered Learning Disability or Mental Health Nurse (or other registered nurse with relevant experience) to join us in providing a specialist service to adults with a Learning Disability in Portsmouth City!

This is a an rare opportunity to join our multi disciplinary Intensive support team, part of our 'Outstanding' (CQC Rated) Integrated Learning Disability Service.

We work to meet the needs of patients and their families to achieve improved health outcomes and promote health and wellbeing while demonstrating care, compassion, competence, communication, courage, and commitment.

Our dedicated team have a passion progress and develop our service by
  • Improving access to mainstream healthcare services
  • Supporting the development of enhanced, or adapted, mainstream healthcare services
  • The provision of appropriate information to Service Users and their carers.
  • Facilitating the increased involvement of Service Users in healthcare services

Main duties of the job

*To work as part of the Intensive Support Team (IST) in providing high standards of effective health care for people accessing the outreach in their own homes or enhanced supportive living services.

*To work as part of the Intensive Support Team in conducting an holistic approach to assessment and intervention, with the nursing role involving the undertaking of physical and mental health assessments and intervention.

* Contribute to the development of a Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) plan. The nurses main contribution with relate to physical and mental health needs

*To role model, train and support staff in the implementation of the PBS plan including the physical health and mental health aspects

*To monitor and support complex healthcare packages that are responsive to changing health needs, (e.g. around challenging behaviour, mental health needs and complex physical health).

*Assess patients /clients, plan develop/implement/evaluate programmes of care and carry out nursing procedures.

*To contribute to Stopping the Over Medication of People with a Learning Disability and/or Autism (STOMP) by working in partnership with other disciplines to reduce or withdraw psychotropic medication that has been prescribed in the management of 'challenging behaviour'

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • RNLD or RGN / RMN (with appropriate experience and knowledge) or equivalent essential (other parts of the Nursing Register may be considered dependent upon relevant experience) currently registered with NMC.
  • Teaching Qualification, e.g. ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Full clean driving licence



  • Experience of working with people with a learning disability within a range of learning disability service settings and in response to a variety of needs.
  • Experienced in developing and delivering care and clinical interventions to patients
  • Experienced in assessing and developing patient care plans and in developing and delivering care packages.
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Experience of teaching, trainingand supervision
  • Evidence of recent CPD
  • Evidence of developing policy, guidelines contributing to management of resources

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust


Portsmouth Civic Offices

Guildhall Square




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